The Huffington Post had an interesting post a few days ago about a series of pocket-sized booklets from the 1800s that were up for auction. The quick reference manuals are full of beauty tips and home remedies for society ladies.
Here are my three favorites. Trust me, I wouldn’t recommend trying these at home!
Wacky Beauty Tip #1
To Combat Wrinkles: Apply a face mask of onion juice, honey, and melted wax, and leave it on overnight.
Hey, I love a quick, DIY face mask as much as the next girl. But onion juice and melted wax left on my face overnight? No thanks. I’ll stick with retinol to fight wrinkles.
Wacky Beauty Tip #2
To Eliminate Canker Sores: Gargle with a mixture of dishwater and camphor oil. Then follow with a laxative tonic of rhubarb.
So you rid your mouth of canker sores, but your breath will reek and you’ll spend all night in the bathroom? I’ll take the canker sores.
Wacky Beauty Tip #3
To Alleviate Cramps: Take 10-12 drops of a warm sage and cinnamon mixture until your body sweats, while also observing your diet closely.
This one makes me thankful for ibuprofen. Halleluah!!
You can check out the full article here.